Atlas of Urban Expansion

Thessaloniki
Greece
Region: Europe and Japan
2011 Population
859,431
2011 Urban Extent
16,447
hectares
2011 Density
52
persons/hectare
Areas and Densities
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Population

The Population of Thessaloniki in 2011 was 859,431, increasing at an average annual rate of 0.3% since 2000. The population of Thessaloniki in 2000 was 828,396, increasing at an average annual rate of 1.1% since 1990, when its population was 744,994.

Urban Extent

The Urban Extent of Thessaloniki in 2011 was 16,447 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 3.6% since 2000. The urban extent in 2000 was 10,889 hectares, increasing at an average annual rate of 4.6% since 2000, when its urban extent was 7,008 hectares.

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Density

Built-up Area Density in Thessaloniki in 2011 was 81 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -3.4% since 2000. The built-up area density in 2000 was 120 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -3.2% since 1990 when the built-up area density was 163.99 persons per hectare.

The Urban Extent Density in Thessaloniki in 2011 was 52 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -3.3% since 2000. The urban extent density in 2000 was 76 persons per hectare, decreasing at an average annual rate of -3.5% since 1990 when the urban extent density was 106 persons per hectare.

Composition of Added Area

A total of 3,684 hectares of built-up area was added to the Thessaloniki urban extent between 2000 and 2011. Of that added built-up area, 35% was Infill, 37% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 29% was Inclusion. A total of 2,363 hectares of built-up area was added to the urban extent between 1990 and 2000. Of that added built-up area, 36% was Infill, 37% was Extension, 0% was Leapfrog, and 27% was Inclusion.

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Roads

Average road width in the Thessaloniki 1990-2014 expansion area was 9.42 meters, compared to 6.1 meters in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area in Thessaloniki occupied by roads in the 1990-2014 expansion area was 22%, compared to 23% in the pre-1990 area.

Arterial Roads

The density of arterial roads in Thessaloniki's 1990-2014 expansion was 2.09 km/km2, compared to 2.91 km/km2 in its pre-1990 area.

The share of built-up area within walking distance of an arterial road in Thessaloniki's 1990-2014 expansion area was 94%, compared to 98% in the pre-1990 area.

1990-2000  2000-2011
1990-2000  2000-2011
1990-2000  2000-2011

Blocks and Plots

Average block size in Thessaloniki's 1990-2014 expansion area was 5.27 hectares, compared to 5.73 hectares in its pre-1990 area.

1990-2000  2000-2011